Disability Research News
PCORI: New Funding Announcements Coming Soon
PCORI started accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) on Monday, August 15, under nine new PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). Five are our broad calls for research proposals under our national research priorities and three others focus on topics selected through our multi-stakeholder topic refinement process - preventing unsafe opioid prescribing among patients with acute or chronic non-cancer pain; improving community-based palliative care; and improving management of transitions from pediatric to adult care settings for patients with sickle cell disease.
OSERS Funding Notice: Disability Innovation Fund-Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations
The purpose of the Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) Program, as provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), is to support innovative activities aimed at improving the outcomes of “individuals with disabilities,” as defined in section 7(20)(A) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act) (29 U.S.C. 705(20)(A)).
Research Roundup: Here’s How NICHD Research Is Improving Patients’ Lives
Read a selection of past Spotlights featuring the stories of kids and adults whose lives have been enhanced by NICHD-supported research through new treatments, improved patient engagement, and new prevention and intervention campaigns.
WVU Disability Prevalence Rate Infographic
The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities and Job Accommodation Network posted a state-specific infographic using various statistical sources.
“Consultant’s Corner: Disability Statistics with a Caveat” - Job Accommodation Network
This article explains differences in statistics depending on one’s definition of disability and issues related to using statistics.
NCHS Health Data Interactive
The Health Data Interactive page provides tables with national health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults through July 2016.
National Health Interview Survey – 1994-1995 Disability Supplement
This special two-year survey, funded by a wide variety of federal sources, remains as the archetype for surveying about population-level characteristics among respondents with self-reported disabilities.
Register Now: nTIDE Lunch & Learn - Episode 6
Learn more about the July Jobs Report and how it fits into longer term employment trends, hear about programs and research across the country addressing employment and disability, and listen to a guest presenter in the disability employment field.
BLS "Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics - 2015"
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released this memo to announce their document, "Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics - 2015".
Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward
The conference, sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), along with partnering NIH Institutes and Centers, will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM): Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities
The Department of Justice (Department) is considering revising the regulation implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or Act) in order to establish specific technical requirements to make accessible the services, programs, or activities State and local governments offer to the public via the Web.
Now Available: IACC Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research: Calendar Year 2015 Primary tabs
Each year, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) releases its annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field.
“A Resource Guide to Disability Statistics” - April 2016
This page is intended to provide advocates with information and tips pertaining to accurate use of data sources that include individuals with vision loss.
Notice of Proposed Priority under the Innovation Fund--Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations (CFDA 84.421B)
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Innovation Fund--Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations (CFDA 84.421B).
Department of Justice Seeks Additional Comments on Rulemaking on Section 508 Accessibility of Web Information and Services
The Department of Justice is considering revising the regulation implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or Act) in order to establish specific technical requirements to make accessible the services, programs, or activities State and local governments offer to the public via the Web.
ICDR Releases "Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology" Conference Proceedings!
On September 17-18, 2015, the Interagency Committee on Assistive Technology (ICAT) of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted a two-day conference, Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology: A Research and Action Conference to Empower People with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Caregivers.
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement on “Addressing Disability-Related Health Disparities”
The February 12, 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) featured a set of health intervention programs that have successfully exhibited reductions in specific types of health disparities.
DARPA Challenges Researchers to Link Human Brains With Computers
The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, last week announced a new program that aims to build a connection between the human brain and the digital world.
Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to issue nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulations replacing its regulation which implemented Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014, WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) as the Department's primary mechanism for providing financial assistance for a comprehensive system of job training and placement services for adults and eligible youth.
Mathematica Issue Forum: Aligning Community Practices with Trends in Rehabilitation
Aligning Community Practices with Trends in Rehabilitation: Researching and Validating the Pathways to Careers Initiative: A Policy Forum and Live Webinar Sponsored by the Center for Studying Disability Policy
Final Days Until the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Release
You are cordially invited to attend the release of the Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics & Report on Disability.
Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) State of the Practice, Innovation, and Assessment of Research Webinar
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a free public webinar to review the recently completed State of the Practice and Innovation scan reports as well as the Assessment of Relevant Research document for the USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI).
Save the Date: Evidence-Based Practices in Vocational Rehabilitation: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
Save the Date - May 19-20, 2016 at UW-Madison - for this no-cost symposium to discuss with experts how to bridge the gap between research and practice in vocational rehabilitation. CRC continuing education credits will be available. Hosted by the Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Evidence-Based Practices
in Vocational Rehabilitation (RRTC-EBP VR).
Comments Needed: Measuring Quality in Home and Community-Based Services
ACL encourages you to carve a few moments out of your hectic schedule to consider how the federal government should be measuring quality in home and community-based services (HCBS).
"Mental Health by the Numbers" Infographic
The National Alliance on Mental Illness produced an infographic offering statistics and citations for the prevalence of mental illness. Users have the ability to also download infographics on children and teens, mental health facts, and multicultural mental health facts.